• If you ever spot Spam (either in the forums, or received via forum direct message) please use the Report button at the bottom of each post to make sure a Moderator can handle it quickly. Thanks for your help in keeping things running smoothly!

What are you reading?

Page 3 - Seeking answers? Join the What HiFi community: the world's leading independent guide to buying and owning hi-fi and home entertainment products.

PEAYEL

New member
Dec 13, 2008
19
0
0
I have just finished reading a few books the Lt Jaqueline Daniels series by J A Konrath. Just started the Whiskey Sour thriller.... nice light reading.

On a long term read I am reading Hanes Cymru by John Davies.... started on hols but needs concentration as it's a beast of an academic book.

I am considering either I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou or I Hela Cnau by Marion Eames for the future .

Excellent idea for the thread, keep it up. :cheer:
 

Alec

Well-known member
Oct 8, 2007
478
0
18,890
Heh. I seem to have put Holmes on the backburner. I'm currently reading Elizabeth Smart's book. Not usually my kind of thing, but I'm aware of some of the very cynical things that have been said about her kidnapping.
 

plastic penguin

Well-known member
Apr 28, 2008
1,624
72
19,770
'Fighter Heroes of WWI' by Joshua Levine. It's an excellent semi-diary type about the pioneering flyers of the 'Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers, later became RFC.

This afternoon I found, tucked away on the PC, a self-penned treatment about a fictional village during 1940, called 'In Their Hands We Trust'. It's rather better than I initially thought.
 

Big Chris

New member
Apr 3, 2008
400
0
0
About 2/3 of the way through Dan Brown's 'Inferno'.

It's OK, but not drawing me in like 'Angels & Demons' did. :?

Counting the days/weeks/months until the new Jack Reacher :pray:
 

Alec

Well-known member
Oct 8, 2007
478
0
18,890
http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Hopes-Amityville-Gerard-Sullivan/dp/0698110765/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389385404&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=high+hopes+gerald+sullivan

I probably need to go outside for a bit.
 

Big Chris

New member
Apr 3, 2008
400
0
0
My problem is I can never remember which book is which. Is 'The Visitor' the one with the bathtubs full of paint?

I liked 'One Shot' a lot, but think 'Persuader' is my fave Reacher book.
 

hammill

New member
Mar 20, 2008
212
0
0
Having finally read Hydrogen Sonata, I am re-reading all of the Iain M Banks and am currently half way through Consider Phlebas
 

Diamond Joe

Well-known member
Mar 1, 2008
88
6
18,545
Big Chris said:
My problem is I can never remember which book is which. Is 'The Visitor' the one with the bathtubs full of paint?
Yeah, that's the one, should have it finished by the end of the week.

Big Chris said:
I liked 'One Shot' a lot, but think 'Persuader' is my fave Reacher book.
I think One Shot is the one the film's based on (?) that's another 5 books ahead, looking forward to them all though, I'm slightly hooked now :)
 

DandyCobalt

New member
Oct 8, 2010
203
0
0
Big Chris said:
Yeah, the film is based on 'One Shot' (the book's better though of course).
Just bought the next seven books in the series, having read books 1-10. Then number 18 when it hits paperback.

Curiously addictive.

Then I'm taking the whole lot to Oxfam, as I now can't move in the house for Jack Reacher paperbacks.

Apparently number 18 "Never Go Back" will be the Tom Cruise sequel film, once he's done MI:5
 

matthewpiano

Well-known member
Nov 23, 2007
232
18
18,795
Nearing the end of this excellent piece of historical fiction following the story of a Hungarian Jew just before and during the 2nd World War. Beautifully drawn characters and very well paced.

 

Macspur

Well-known member
May 3, 2010
77
0
18,540
matthewpiano said:
Nearing the end of this excellent piece of historical fiction following the story of a Hungarian Jew just before and during the 2nd World War. Beautifully drawn characters and very well paced.

Hi Matthew,

What's the title and author please?

If you like that kind of read, I recommend The Winds of War by Herman Wouk and the follow up War and Rememberance

Mac

www.macsmusic.blogbubble.net
 

gbhsi1

New member
Mar 5, 2008
237
0
0
Just finished Jo Nesbo's first - the Bat! ...need to purchase another book this weekend! think I will go for headhunters or something completely different.
 

gbhsi1

New member
Mar 5, 2008
237
0
0
Just finished Jo Nesbo's first - the Bat! ...need to purchase another book this weekend! think I will go for headhunters or something completely different.
 

matthewpiano

Well-known member
Nov 23, 2007
232
18
18,795
Macspur said:
matthewpiano said:
Nearing the end of this excellent piece of historical fiction following the story of a Hungarian Jew just before and during the 2nd World War. Beautifully drawn characters and very well paced.

Hi Matthew,

What's the title and author please?

If you like that kind of read, I recommend The Winds of War by Herman Wouk and the follow up War and Rememberance

Mac

www.macsmusic.blogbubble.net
Hi. It is 'The Invisible Bridge' by Julie Orringer. Thanks for the recommendations - will have a look!
 

matthewpiano

Well-known member
Nov 23, 2007
232
18
18,795
After finishing the Julie Orringer book I read 'Invisible' by Paul Auster. Auster's writing is very different but the way he deals with shifting perspectives is very involving and it made we want to explore more of his work. Unfortunately I then struggled to get into his 'New York Trilogy', and read 'Girl from the Lion d'Or' by Sebastien Faulks instead, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Now looking for the next good read!
 

mikeparker59

New member
Apr 6, 2010
4
1
0
Cross Dressed to Kill by Andrew Lucas

Saw it as a cheapie on Amazon Kindle thought why not give it a go. Funniest thing I've read in a while :rofl:
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS

Latest posts